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2013 OHSAA Baseball State Tournament

Huntington Park, Columbus
June 6-9,  2013


Division III

PDF Semifinal Box Scores

GAME 1: Wheelersburg 2, Youngstown Ursuline 0 (8 innings)

GAME 2: Bloom-Carroll 3, Hamilton Badin 2

Championship Game Box Score: Wheelersburg 5, Bloom-Carroll 4

Huntington Park – Saturday, June 8, 4:00 p.m.


Wheelersburg Rallies Past Bloom-Carroll for Back-to-Back Titles
Tenth-ranked Pirates score two in bottom of seventh to win 5-4

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tenth-ranked Wheelersburg rallied from a one run deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring two runs to defeat eighth-ranked Carroll Bloom-Carroll 5-4 in the 2013 OHSAA Division III baseball state championship game Saturday afternoon at Huntington Park in Columbus.

The Pirates (29-4) win back-to-back Division III state championships, taking advantage of nine hits and three walks to score five runs. Wheelersburg scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Bloom-Carroll. The state championship is the Pirates third overall winning in 1996 and 2012.

Wheelersburg senior pitcher Derek Moore earned the win in final and semifinal game after coming in to pitch a scoreless seventh inning in relief of championship game starter, sophomore Wade Martin. Martin went six innings allowing four runs on nine hits and striking out three.

Offensively the Pirates were led by junior catcher Dylan Miller who drove in two runs on two hits. Junior Garrett Carmichael also collected two hits, while scoring a run.

Bloom-Carroll (26-7) was led by senior Blake Smith, junior Scott Baker and sophomore Roger Danison, who each had two hits and a run batted in for the Bulldogs. Bloom-Carroll finishes as state runner-up for second time in school history, earning that honor in its only other trip to the state tournament in 1974.
 


 

Division II
 

PDF Semifinal Box Scores

GAME 1: Plain City Jonathan Alder 11, Harrison Central 1

GAME 2: Defiance 5, Akron Archbishop Hoban 1

Championship Game Box Score: Defiance 8, Jonathan Alder 2

Huntington Park – Saturday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.

 

Defiance Rides Pitching to Baseball State Championship
Bulldogs defeat Jonathan Alder 8-2 to win first state title since 1992

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Number-one ranked Defiance and senior pitcher Weston Rivers took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, ultimately defeating No. 17 Plain City Jonathan Alder 8-2 in the 2013 OHSAA Division II state baseball championship game Saturday evening at Huntington Park in Columbus.

Rivers struck out 15 Pioneer batters allowing four hits and two runs, all coming in the final inning. His pitching performance came on the heels of senior teammate Robert Zeigler’s 14 strikeout performance in the Bulldogs’ 5-1 semifinal victory over Akron Archbishop Hoban.

Defiance (31-1) was led offensively senior Austin Yant with two runs batted in, while Zeigler and juniors Dom Romero, Derek Turner and Austin Hancock all collected two hits.

The state championship is Defiance’s second overall in four trips to the state tournament. The Bulldogs’ last won the title in 1992.

Jonathan Alder’s senior Connor Swick and junior Scott Peters scored the Pioneers’ runs in the seventh. Junior Bret Yutzy collected a run batted in during the inning. The Pioneers (29-4) finish as state runners-up for the first time, adding to the state championship titles the program has in 1998 and 2010.
 


 

Division IV
 

PDF Semifinal Box Scores

GAME 1: Newark Catholic 9, Convoy Crestview 1

GAME 2: New Middletown Springfield 13, Defiance Tinora 7

Championship Game Box Score: Newark Catholic 2, New Middletown Springfield 1

Huntington Park – Sunday, June 9, Noon

 

Newark Catholic Edges New Middletown Springfield 2-1
Green Wave win seventh state title in baseball, first since 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A game dominated by good pitching, defense and sound fundamental baseball, No. 7 Newark Catholic defeated unranked New Middletown Springfield 2-1 in the 2013 OHSAA Division IV state baseball championship Sunday afternoon at Huntington Park.

Newark Catholic (24-10) claims its seventh state title with the victory, moving into second place all-time in baseball championships. The Green Wave only trail Cincinnati Elder, which has 12 titles. Newark Catholic has won its seven titles in 14 state tournament appearances. The school’s last championship came in 2006.

Springfield (21-8) scored in the top of the first inning on four straight singles by sophomore Ryan Kohler, senior Cody Pitzo, junior Joey Wrask and sophomore Hunter Snyder. The run would prove to be the only of the afternoon for the Tigers, despite eight hits during the game.

Newark Catholic took advantage of the eight hits it collected scoring twice. Junior Hunter Nance drove in the Green Wave’s first run in the third inning with an RBI single and in the fourth inning senior David Meurer doubled to right centerfield scoring junior Conor Keck and what was the ultimate winning run.

Springfield finished as state runner-up for the fourth time in school history and the third time in five years (2013, 2011, and 2009). The Tigers were in their sixth state tournament.
 


 

Division I
 

PDF Semifinal Box Scores

GAME 1: Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 13, Aurora 1

GAME 2: Cleveland St. Ignatius 7, Gahanna Lincoln 5

Championship Game Box Score: Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 7, Cleveland St. Ignatius 1

Huntington Park – Sunday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.

 

Moeller Outslugs St. Ignatius to Win Seventh Baseball Championship
Crusaders defeat Wildcats 7-1 to win back-to-back state titles

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Second-ranked Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller slugged 12 hits en route to consecutive baseball state championships and a 7-1 victory over No. 17 Cleveland St. Ignatius in the 2013 OHSAA Division I state championship game Sunday afternoon at Huntington Park.

Moeller (32-2) wins its seventh state baseball championship to tie Newark Catholic for second place all-time. Newark Catholic won its seventh championship just hours prior on Sunday in the Division IV championship game. Both schools trail all-time leader Cincinnati Elder, which has 12 state titles.

The Crusaders collected 12 hits led by senior Max Foley, who went three-for-four and junior Riley Mahan who added two more hits to the five he had in the state semifinal victory. Senior Justin Wampler drove in two runs in the game.

The Wildcats (27-7) could only manage two hits and one run against Moeller junior left-hander Zach Logue. Allowing his defense to make plays throughout the course of the game, Logue struck out four Wildcat batters.

St. Ignatius’ lone run came on an RBI single by senior Tyler Finkler. The Wildcats finish as state runners-up for the third time, the last in 2008, in their 11th state tournament appearance.

St. Ignatius and Moeller previously had met four times in the state tournament, all semifinal games. The series record began the day at 2-2, with St. Ignatius victorious in 2000 and 2008 and Moeller in 2004 and 2009. The 2013 state championship victory gives the Crusaders a 3-2 edge in the series.

 


 

Tournament Schedule Revised Due to Rain
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2013 Baseball Statewide Tournament Brackets

A Guide for Using & Navigating OHSAA Brackets

 

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Statewide Radio Coverage Map
See what radio stations around the state are carrying baseball state tournament games.
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Watch all four 2013 OHSAA baseball state championship games on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.
Saturday, June 8
OHSAA Division III Baseball State Championship, 10 p.m.
OHSAA Division II Baseball State Championship, 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 9
OHSAA Division IV Baseball State Championship, 6 p.m.
OHSAA Division I Baseball State Championship, 7:30 p.m.

 

Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association State Polls
How a panel of coaches rate Ohio high school baseball teams in the weekly OHSBCA poll of 2013.
Week 1
| Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 (Final Poll)

 


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